District Profile

Brookfield Local Schools Profile 2017-2018

614 Bedford Rd. SE                                                                      IRN 050120
Brookfield, OH 44403                                                                  K-12 Campus/Enrollment 1,035

Board Office: (330) 448-4930                                                    High School: (330) 448-3001
Middle School:
(330) 448-3003                                                Elementary: (330) 619-5240
Transportation:
(330) 619-5707                                                Treasurer’s Office: (330) 448-3000
Cafeteria:
(330) 448-5021

Superintendent: Velina J. Taylor                                              Counselors:
Treasurer:
Craig Yaniglos                                                           Stephanie Anthony (BHS)
High School Principal:
Adam Lewis                                         Heather Huff (BMS)
Middle School Principal:
Toby Gibson                                    Daniel Madeline (BE)
Elementary Principal:
Stacey Filicky
Teacher on Assignment:
Kristen Foster                                 Nurse:
Athletic Director:
Timothy Taylor                                            Rhonda Zebroski (K-12)
Transportation Supervisor:
Rick Dudzenski
Maintenance Supervisor:
Randy Clark
Technology Supervisor: Jason Russo

 

Our Community—Brookfield Township

We are one of 24 townships in Trumbull County, Ohio. Current population (as of 2017) is 8,453 with 76% of residents in a home they own. Brookfield Township covers an area of 24.7 miles with 64 acres that are water-covered.

There are seven distinct areas of Brookfield Township:

Masury—is a distinct area of Brookfield Township that is in the East. Masury stands out as it has its own zip code (44438). Masury is included in government, police, fire, school and emergency management services.

Brookfield Center—is at the junction of State Route 7 and Warren-Sharon Road. What makes the center distinct is the Township Green, with its park-like setting and Gazebo. It is also a historical landmark for its place as an Underground Railroad stop.

Valley View—is a neighborhood off Warren-Sharon Road named for what remains of the Valley View complex located in front of it. The Valley View neighborhood is adjacent to the main commercial area of the Township.

Brookwood Estates—is a neighborhood near State Route 82 and Bedford Road. The Brookwood area begins with professional offices then transitions into an area of single family homes, condominiums and an apartment complex. This is one of the newer housing areas of the Township.

Stevenson Heights—is a neighborhood off Bedford Road, near US Route 62. It is a small area of single family homes and three apartment complexes.

West Hill—is actually in the easternmost area of the Township. It is called the “West” Hill because it is on the western border of Sharon, Pennsylvania. The West Hill is a large area of mostly single family homes. That area experienced large growth in the early part of the 1900s and is one of the most densely populated areas of Brookfield Township.

Southeast Masury—borders Hubbard Township to the south and is mostly single family homes built in the 1940s and 1950s. Southeast Masury is adjacent to the densely industrialized area of Brookfield Township.

Outlying Areas—encompassing the largest share of land area of Brookfield, these areas are large lots mainly of single family homes. These are the areas of working family farms and some of the larger individual business complexes in the Township.

Additional information on our community can be found at: https://www.zoomprospector.com/communities/oh/city/brookfield/3909190

Our High School:

Brookfield High School offers college-prep courses to students including, Advanced Placement English for juniors and seniors, calculus, pre-calculus, four years of Spanish, Academic English for juniors and seniors, human physiology, physics, psychology, sociology and US government. Electives available to students include forensic science, mythology, film studies, health, physical education, earth science, college and career planning, marching and concert band, jazz band, choir, music appreciation, four different art classes, desktop publishing, web design, computer applications, statistics, lifetime sports, strength and conditioning, world history and US history. We also offer credit recovery using an on-line curriculum and permit high-achieving students to select courses of interest to them in the on-line catalogue that are not offered at the high school.

A variety of clubs and after school experiences is available to students as well. These include Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), Interact, National Honor Society, Prep Bowl/Quiz Bowl, Future Teachers of America, Drama Club, Art Club, Ski Club, Tot Squad, Student Council, English Festival, Pep band and Spanish Club.

Currently, Brookfield High School participates in the following athletic programs: Baseball, Softball, Track and Field, Basketball for boys and girls, Bowling for boys and girls, Wrestling, Golf, Football, Volleyball, Cross Country, Majorettes and Cheerleading. Soccer is also played as an intramural sport for boys and girls combined.

Junior and Senior students may opt to attend Trumbull County Joint Vocational School located in Champion, Ohio. At TCJVS, they can pursue more than 40 programs of study that encompass college-level to trades-level to entry-level training programs.

Our students also participate in College-Career Plus (CCP) and attend nearby colleges and universities to get a jump start on their post-secondary education. Requirements for participation in this program vary by college/university, but include minimum scores on a college placement test (ACT or SAT) and satisfactory progress in high school.

The grade scale is:

93-100 is an A

85-92 is a B

75-84 is a C

66-74 is a D

65 and below is an F

All junior students take the ACT at no cost to them. This test is administered in the district.

In the spring of 2017, 80 students graduated with 55 indicating they planned to continue on to a college or university. Ten students enlisted in a branch of the military, and 15 indicated they planned to go into the work force after graduation.

Our high school staff participates in daily district-directed professional development in order to examine their teaching practices, hone their skills, and collaborate across and within their content areas. Their primary goal during these sessions is to become more effective teachers who understand current practices and can teach in a variety of ways in order to meet the needs of all their students. They consider the results of student work in order to better grasp what students still need to learn and what they have mastered in the standards.

Our Middle School:

Brookfield Middle School features a core curriculum that includes blocked English Language Arts classes, mathematics (with pre-algebra for advanced 7th grade students and Algebra I for advanced 8th grade students), science, social studies and several expressive arts courses, which include vocal and instrumental music, health, STEM, art, computers and physical education.

After-school groups and activities include: Prep Bowl, Art Club, Challenge 24 (a math competition), English Festival, Environmental Club, Student Council, Spelling Bee, Students Against Destructive Decisions and YSU’s After-school Program. A Robotics program was also added in 2017.

Sports offered to middle schools students include: Football, Cheerleading, Boys and Girls Basketball, Volleyball, Wrestling, Cross Country and Track and Field.

The middle school staff works to educate the whole child by encouraging participation in academic, physical and social activities as the students explore their interests and discover what they truly enjoy doing. Grade-level teacher teams work together to fashion a cohesive curriculum that gives their students a chance to try new things, consider different points of view and begin to understand their role in their community and the surrounding area. Students are encouraged to take full advantage of the programs and activities available to them. The middle school staff also participates daily in district-directed professional development in order to hone their skills, improve their lessons, and create an atmosphere that is both welcoming and challenging for their students.

Our Elementary School:

Brookfield Elementary School features a core curriculum that includes reading and writing using a balanced literacy approach, mathematics, science and social studies. The students also participate in variety of expressive arts courses including vocal music, art, computer keyboarding, physical education and library time.

The teachers in this building strive to educate the whole child and work to ensure that every child makes adequate progress in his/her learning journey. The staff participates in daily professional development in order to hone their skills and become better teachers for their students.

To ensure grade-level progress, the district provides Title I reading support using Leveled-Literacy practices and Reading Recovery for the most at-risk students. In addition, the staff is well-versed in best practices for instruction of students and works to find a wide variety of ways to teach material and reach all children. The elementary school is also supported by Title I funds for class size reduction purposes. This gives our teachers fewer students so they can offer each child more attention and help each and every day.

In Summary

Our schools are much more than scores on a district report card. Our teachers and staff members work tirelessly to support each student, to encourage every child to work to his or her potential, and to help our families to become a part of the fabric of our school community. We work with local groups like the Brookfield Parents’ Association, the Brookfield Backpack Program, Rotary Club and Brookfield Optimist Club, as well as area businesses and organizations to broaden our supports to offer as much as we can to our students and their families. We believe the intimacy of a small school like ours provides the personal touch that helps each child thrive and grow both intellectually and socially.

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